Few home issues strike fear in the hearts of homeowners as much as the prospect of mold. It’s a sneaky intruder that harms the air it infiltrates, threatening the health and well-being of an entire household. If you suspect you may have a mold problem, the experts at United Property Inspectors, Inc. can verify with our mold inspection and testing services. Let’s explore four signs that you may be dealing with mold growth in your home.

Mold Inspections and Testing

1. You See Visible Mold Growth 

The first sign of a mold problem is often the appearance of mold inside a home, although mold can also be airborne or hiding in walls, ceilings, and floors. Fortunately, our mold inspectors know exactly what to look for in the visual inspection and will gather samples for further testing.

2. You Smell Musty Odors in Your Home

If you notice any new, lingering odors in your home, note the nature of the smell. If it’s musty or a stale earthy smell, that is the defining characteristic of the scent emitted by mold. You may have mold hiding somewhere in your home.

3. You Have Experienced Allergy Symptoms

Has there been an uptick of allergy symptoms with any member of your household that are out of the ordinary? Mold may be the culprit of unexplained allergy symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, eye irritation, skin rashes, or headaches. Instead of guessing, let our experts verify whether or not you have mold. 

4. You Know There Is Water Damage

If you know that an area of your home has experienced a leak or other water damage, there’s an increased risk of mold growth. It can continue to grow even after the water damage has been addressed. Mold also thrives in humid environments like bathrooms, basements, and kitchens. 

Schedule Your Mold Inspection 

Contact us today at (916) 788-1111 for more information or to schedule your inspection. United Property Inspectors will gather samples for indoor air quality testing, visible mold growth testing, and in-wall testing and deliver your results within 48 hours. Then, we will provide recommendations for the next steps and even offer our MoldSafe Protection warranty. We serve homeowners in Sacramento, Rocklin, Roseville, and surrounding areas.